Infographic: Michael Jordan vs. Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James

Comparing the three, nine years in.

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Comparing the NBA's best player to Michael Jordan has been the norm since the god retired, came back, retired again, came back, then retired for good. Whether it was Grant Hill, Jerry Stackhouse, Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant, or LeBron James, the world didn't care; they just wanted more extraterrestrial greatness. Stack and VC never lived up to the billing, and Grant suffered a bunch of injuries that derailed his career. But the King and the Black Mamba, on the other hand, are the closest talent-wise to His Airness. And with James' recent historical play people have been wondering if he can end up being better than MJ and Kobe.

If you take a look at the first nine years of their careers, you'll notice that some of their numbers are eerily similar. Check out where Kobe Bean Bryant and LeBron stack up against the undisputed greatest basketball player ever in this Michael Jordan vs. Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James Infographic pictured below.

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